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Bitter Dream

Director : Mohsen Amiryoussefi

First Feature

Esfandiar is an aged corpse-washer who lives in an old city. He works in an eight hundred years old cemetery. The story begins where Esfandiar encounters Azrael.

 

Writer: Mohsen Amiryoussefi

Director: Mohsen Amiryoussefi

Producer: Rouhollah Baradari

Director of Photography: Bayram Fazli

Production Sound Mixers: Hossein Ghourchian

Sound Mixer: Hussein Mahdavi - Mohammad Reza Delpak

Assistant Director: Soheil Rahimi

Camera Crew: Ahmad Kavoosi - Homayoun Ghorbani

Production Manager: Ali Baradari

Set and Costume Designer: Mohsen Amiryoussefi

Edit: Mohsen Amiryoussefi

Unit Publicist: Mohammad Tajik

Graphics: Taha Zaker

Cast:

Abbas Esfandiari

Mohsen Rahimi

Delbar Ghasri

Yadollah Anvari

Asghar Kazemi

 

 

Director's

Biography

Mohsen Amiryoussefi born in 1972, is an Iranian producer, writer and director. He also has extensive experiences in the fields of playwriting, photography, making advertising teasers, short films and documentaries. "Bitter Dream" is his first feature film, which has won several awards at international festivals. " Fire Keeper", his second movie was made in 2007 and won the Innovation Award at the Montréal World Film Festival. "Lovely Trash" is his third movie that has met with many positive reviews and successes.

2004

  • Dark Comedy /
  • Colour /
  • 88 min /
  • Iran

Festivals

  • “Cannes” International Film Festival/ France/ 2004/ “Critic's Week section”
  • 45th “Thessaloniki” International Film Festival/ Greece/ 2004
  • “Nantes” International Film Festival/ France/ 2004
  • “Geneva” International Film Festival/ GIFF/ Switzerland/ 2004
  • “Chicago” International Film Festival/ U.S.A/ 2004
  • “Valdivia” International Film Festival/ Chile/ 2004
  • 20th “Mar Del Plata” International Film Festival/ Argentina/ 2005/ “Competition Section”
   

Awards

·         Winner of “Camera d’or Special Mention Award” at the Cannes International Film Festival/ France/ 2004/ “Critic's Week section”

·         Winner of “Golden Alexander Award” and “Best Film Audience Award” at the 45th “Thessaloniki” International Film Festival/ Greece/ 2004

·         Winner of “Fipresci Jury Award” at the Geneva International Film Festival/ GIFF/ Switzerland/ 2004

·         Winner of “Critic Award” at the Valdivia International Film Festival/ Chile/ 2004

·         Winner of” Middle School Students” Award at the 29e Festival Ciné Junior/ Paris & Val de Marne/ France/ 2019